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First, here's my Worldcon Schedule! I'm packed (mostly) and ready to go! I'll mostly be on the road today, but I'm taking my laptop with me because, of course, I need to keep the contest going while I'm there. I'll try to keep people apprised of all of the antics and activities of your favorite authors while I'm there. I'm going to take a camera as well, but if past experience is any indication, not many pictures will get taken. I'll be too busy having fun!

Friday, August 7th:

12Noon: SFWA Table Signing: Joshua Palmatier
2pm: Author Reading: Joshua Palmatier
3:30pm: Preparing to Write a Series: Joshua Palmatier

Saturday, August 8th:

11am: Writing Workshop: Joshua Palmatier

Sunday, August 9th:

11am: Writing in a Culture Not Your Own: Joshua Palmatier
1:30pm: Signing: Joshua Palmatier
2pm: Kaffeeklatsch: Joshua Palmatier
4:30pm: Writing Gender Issues: Joshua Palmatier

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Small update on the novel and short story: I managed to cut the short story down to 6997 words, so I'm under the 7000 words limit. Sort of. I sent the short story in by email, and actually forced myself to go to the post office and mail the revisions to Shattering the Ley. So all project that had deadlines are out the door. I'm hoping to generate a few more projects while in Worldcon, so it's not just all fun and games, just mostly fun and games. *grin*

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And now, the on-going contest!

The winner for Wednesday is [livejournal.com profile] amguynes! Congrats! Get in touch with me here on LJ in a message or email me at jpalmatier@sff.net with the address I should mail the book to and a name if you want me to personalize it. Otherwise I'll just send a signed copy.

For everyone else, there's still 5 days left! I will be giving away a first edition signed hardcover of The Skewed Throne, one per day, for the next five days. The drawing will be done at random based on the comments received on that day's LJ entry. So if you enter today, you're in the drawing for today only; you have to come back tomorrow and enter again for a chance to win in the drawing tomorrow; then come back again for the next day, etc. You have to comment on that day's LJ post to enter for that day, so if you stop on by and I haven't had a chance to put up the post for that day yet, you'll have to come back when it's up to enter. You can enter as many days out of the 10 as you wish, even if you win on one of the days (if you win multiple copies, or already have a copy of the book, I assume you have some friends you can give the book to, or perhaps you can donate it to your local library, etc).

This contest is to celebrate finishing the revisions of the new book Well of Sorrows, coming out in May 2010 in trade paperback, AND to celebrate the release of Die Assassine, the German version of The Skewed Throne, which will hit the shelves on August 11th in Germany. Here's the incredible cover:





So if you're in Germany or can read German, RUSH--I say again RUSH--out and buy Die Assassine! Once it's out of course. (It is available for preorder on the German Amazon.com, along with book 2, "Die Regentin," to be released in January 2010.) And please, please tell all of your friends about it, since it's going to be impossible for me to do many signings and other stuff to promote it in Germany. Especially since I can't speak or read German very well.

And there you go! Enter the contest (just comment!) every day for the next 5 days, and buy my German book!

That is all. Carry on.

Date: 2009-08-06 12:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arkessian.livejournal.com
Obviously I need to cross more than fingers.

Date: 2009-08-07 01:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
Hmmm . . . what else do you have to cross?

Date: 2009-08-07 01:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arkessian.livejournal.com
Toes?
Wires?
Lines?
Purposes?

Date: 2009-08-06 02:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] controuble.livejournal.com
I think you meant the winner for Wednesday since today is Thursday, but I know what a WorldCon can do to your space/time awareness.

P.S. - I figured out the end of The Plutonium Blonde before I was 3/4 of the way done. Starting on The Doomsday Brunette now.
Edited Date: 2009-08-06 02:33 pm (UTC)

Date: 2009-08-07 01:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
I changed it.

Yeah, but you aren't really reading them for the plot. The second one has a much more difficult plot to figure out.
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Date: 2009-08-07 01:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
Try again!

Date: 2009-08-06 03:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amguynes.livejournal.com
Hey! Thank you! Address has been sent. And looking at that con schedule...ouch. Looks like they're going to be keeping you busy. Although that talk you're giving on preparing to write a series would be VERY useful to me, since that's essentially what I am writing.

Have fun at Worldcon, and congratulations on getting your short story edited down.
Edited Date: 2009-08-06 03:09 pm (UTC)

Date: 2009-08-07 01:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
I am busy, because there are things on my schedule that aren't "public" events, so aren't on what I posted. But meh, that's what cons are for. *grin*

Date: 2009-08-06 03:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inspirethoughts.livejournal.com
Trying again! :)

Date: 2009-08-07 01:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
You need to try again!

Date: 2009-08-06 03:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] miintikwa.livejournal.com
*whine* I wanna go to your panels! I wish I could be there. Especially for the "writing a series" panel. Dang. I don't suppose I could make puppy-eyes at you for a post about such things? :)

Date: 2009-08-07 01:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
I intend to do posts on the panel topics (mostly my thoughts) after the con, so keep watch!

Date: 2009-08-07 01:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] miintikwa.livejournal.com
Yay! I can't wait!

Date: 2009-08-06 03:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] trektone.livejournal.com
Congrats on meeting the deadlines.

I understand from other writerly folks who attend Worldcons there is much "work" that can be accomplished in addition to basking in the glow of fannish attention.

Have you been to any World Fantasy Cons? From the few I've gone to it's very much a writer/editor/publisher event. Love the dealers' room (books! books! books!), but overall I prefer Worldcons. I probably won't go to this year's WFC held in San Jose, an hour's drive from me.

Date: 2009-08-06 08:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mtlawson.livejournal.com
Next year WFC will be up the road from me in Columbus, and I was wondering if it was worth it to attend from a fan standpoint.

Date: 2009-08-06 09:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] trektone.livejournal.com
While the location may make some difference, the ones I've been to have all been in the western U.S. Lots of pros. An aspect I appreciated was the inclusion of horror with the fantasy, though in recent years there's been the World Horror Con (not been to any) so I wonder what's changed as a result, aside from possibly fewer horror stories on the final award ballots.

I think a lot depends on what you enjoy, especially if you've experienced a lot of cons. If you like going to panels & readings and getting autographs (and that's it), then it's probably fine. If you're good at schmoozing and starting up/joining conversations in public spaces with your favorite author (like in hallways or the bar), then you might love WFC. If you're into the additional aspects of fandom such as a masquerade (though I think some WFCs have them), non-writerly workshops, filk, gaming, films, etc., you may be disappointed.

I have to say I LOVED my first WFC because I met Stephen King and Peter Straub and Ellen Kushner and John Crowley and Michael McDowell (not to be confused with another genre writer Michael P. Kube-McDowell who now goes by Michael McDowell and is still alive).

My take may be outdated as I haven't been to a WFC in a while, so you might want to check out WFC conreps by other non-pros. Check out past WFC websites and peruse the programs, if available.

Hope this helps.

Date: 2009-08-06 10:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mtlawson.livejournal.com
Ha-ha. Schmoozing? Me? Surely you must be thinking of someone else. I learned from a stint at Radio Shack that I am not a schmoozer. ;-)

That said, I'm far more interested in things like panels and readings than the other stuff (I figure that there's always other cons for that).

Thanks for the info.

Date: 2009-08-06 11:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] trektone.livejournal.com
No problemo.

I took a quick look at your LJ profile. If you don't already know this, you might be pleased to learn [livejournal.com profile] msagara loves WFC and is likely to attend next year, if at all possible. Or she doesn't love WFC and will hit me the next time she sees me.

Date: 2009-08-07 12:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mtlawson.livejournal.com
My bet would be that she hits you anyway.

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] trektone.livejournal.com - Date: 2009-08-07 08:32 pm (UTC) - Expand

Date: 2009-08-07 01:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
Oh, both Worldcon and WFC are "work" cons for me. I have a meeting with my editor to talk about the next projects, etc. So definitely work-oriented, with panels and stuff on the side. I can't make San Jose this year though. I will likely attend WFC in Columbus hext year, and possible NASFic, since I con't go to Australia. *frown*

And [livejournal.com profile] mtlawson: I'd say that either is good from a fan standpoint if you're interested in the panels. WFC is more of a "pro" con, meaning that it's heavily weighted toward authors, editors, agents, and publishing industry people. Worldcon is open more to the fans.

Date: 2009-08-06 04:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sboydtaylor.livejournal.com
Wow. Wish I could make it. I'd love to hear your thoughts on starting a series.

Date: 2009-08-07 01:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
I'll probably do a post on this after the con, so keep watch!

Date: 2009-08-06 04:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] phantasm13.livejournal.com
*is having Worldcon envy*

Date: 2009-08-07 01:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
*is having worldcon drinks*

Date: 2009-08-07 03:59 pm (UTC)

Date: 2009-08-06 05:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beckyh2112.livejournal.com
*comments*

Date: 2009-08-07 01:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
Try again!

Date: 2009-08-06 05:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hiddleasaurus.livejournal.com
Crossing my fingers this time and trying again. :)

Date: 2009-08-07 01:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
Hmm . . . you need to try again!

Date: 2009-08-06 07:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greenmtnboy18.livejournal.com
contest contest contest contest contest contest contest

Date: 2009-08-07 01:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
Try again!

Date: 2009-08-06 07:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] agilebrit.livejournal.com
Comment!

I am having Con Envy in the worst way. My friends are going to either WorldCon or went to WriterCon or both, and I just can't seem to save the money to go to one of these things myself. ARGH.

Date: 2009-08-07 01:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
I'll try to have a drink for you. *grin*

Date: 2009-08-07 03:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] agilebrit.livejournal.com
The way my writing's going, maybe you should have two.

Or six.

Date: 2009-08-06 07:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] comradecharlie.livejournal.com
Oh, almost forgot! Here's my comment for today.

Date: 2009-08-07 01:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
Try again!
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Date: 2009-08-07 01:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
I haven't attended Gen Con yet, but I think I might add it to my schedule for next year.

Date: 2009-08-06 07:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mtlawson.livejournal.com
Have fun at Worldcon, Joshua.

Date: 2009-08-07 01:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
Oh, I will. *grin*

Date: 2009-08-06 10:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] handworn.livejournal.com
Amazing what people (like me) will do for something free, innit?

Date: 2009-08-07 01:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
I have hoops! You want to jump through hoops? *grin*

Date: 2009-08-07 08:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] handworn.livejournal.com
Looking for comic relief, are you?

Date: 2009-08-07 01:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] unpissenlit.livejournal.com
Oooh, busy schedule.

Congrats on getting under the 7000 word limit!

Date: 2009-08-07 01:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
Thanks! And try again for the contest!

Date: 2009-08-07 02:03 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] cscottd.livejournal.com
Contest me! :)

Date: 2009-08-07 01:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
Did it, but try again! (You were close, the person who commented after you won.)

Date: 2009-08-07 04:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dogzilla30.livejournal.com
It seems you'll be quite busy at Worldcon. I hope you have a great time.

Date: 2009-08-07 01:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
Congrats! You've won today's giveaway! Send me the address either as a message here on LJ or at jpalmatier@sff.net and I'll get the book sent out to you. If you'd like it personalized to someone, let me know the name. Otherwise I'll just send a signed copy.

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